Cheese The Best Soft Cheese  

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Soft cheeses offer a truly unique taste to the cheese connoisseur. These cheeses typically aren't matured, and feature a milder taste and a richer, creamier texture than their firmer counterparts. Top soft cheeses can be spread onto toast, served with a fruit plate, or layered atop crackers – but unlike hard cheese, these soft varieties aren't ideal for cooking. Tasty soft cheeses are made in countries all over the world including France, Italy, and America.

What varieties will you find on this list of the best soft cheeses? Chèvre cheese is a delicious, easy-to-spread cheese made from goat's milk. Chèvre is delicious in salads and as an ingredient on a variety of gourmet sandwiches. Feta, the tangy Greek sheep's milk cheese, is another good soft cheese featured on this list. Brie is a popular soft cheese that many connoisseurs consider an acquired taste. Other great options that appear on this top soft cheese list include cottage cheese, Buchette, and mozzarella.

Which of these soft cheeses is the crème de la crème? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite varieties a thumbs up to move them towards number one, and add any tasty soft cheeses that are missing.

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258 104
Brie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

2
144 46
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

3
182 68
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy

4
122 41
Feta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Greece

5
84 33
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
United States of America

6
88 36
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

7
70 28
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

8
58 21
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

9
54 20
Boursin cheese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Boursin cheese France

10
47 20
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Italy

11
35 13
Munster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

12
36 14
Fontina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy

13
45 29
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
United Kingdom, United States

14
57 41
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Various

15
24 13
Neufchâtel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

16
31 20
Buchette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Buchette France

17
20 12
Fougerus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Fougerus France

18
18 15
Gourmandise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gourmandise France

19
10 8
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

20
10 8
Chaumes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

21
8 6
Géramont is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Géramont

22
13 12
Coeur de Bray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Coeur de Bray France

23
9 8
Romadur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Romadur

24
12 12
Limburger cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Netherlands

25
7 11
Bresso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Bresso